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CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd hears that Oklahoma OC Lincoln Riley "killed it" during his interview for Houston's head-coaching position.

A plugged-in source had nothing but a glowing review for Riley's interview performance, telling Dodd, "I would be surprised if they don't hire him." Having spent eight years at Texas Tech, Riley already has the requisite roots in the state. Current Cougars coordinators Major Applewhite and Todd Orlando have also reportedly drawn interviews, as well as former LSU HC Les Miles and Alabama OC Lane Kiffin. Expect an official decision on Houston's Tom Herman replacement by the end of the week.
Source: CBS Sports
Dec 6 - 5:03 PM

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that the videotape of Oklahoma redshirt sophomore RB Joe Mixon punching a woman from summer 2014 is part of the public record.

Mixon was suspended for the entirety of the 2014 season after he was hit with a misdemeanor assault charge on allegation of punching a woman in the face that summer. The restaurant where the incident occurred recorded it on video, but that tape has yet to be released to the public. With the state ruling the video as public record, it will now be released. Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops has repeatedly defended Mixon after he served his suspension, saying over the offseason that he believes the running back has made good and has met "high standards" in the two years since the assault occurred.
Dec 6 - 1:41 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Bucky Brooks notes that "concerns over [Oklahoma senior WR Dede Westbrook's] size and durability could affect his standing on draft boards around the league."

On the positive side of the ledger, Brooks describes Westbrook as "intrigu[ing]" due to his "polished receiving skills and explosive playmaking ability." There are question marks here, though. Wrote the draft analyst, "Although his impressive stop-start quickness and slippery running skills make him a terror to defend outside of the numbers, he lacks the bulk to withstand the pounding that comes with doing the dirty work between the hashes." To that point, the 6-foot, 176-pound senior was knocked out of Saturday's showdown with Oklahoma State due to a potential concussion after taking a hit on a pass across the middle. Still, Westbrook's ability to turn the football field into the Matrix is alluring. He finished out the 2016 regular-season campaign having caught 74 passes for 1,465 yards (19.8 yards per reception) and 16 touchdowns.
Source: NFL.com
Dec 6 - 12:47 PM

Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Baker Mayfield was named the winner of the Burlsworth Award.

The Burlsworth is awarded to those who began their collegiate careers as walk-ons. Mayfield won the honor over Washington State QB Luke Falk and Northwestern WR Austin Carr. This marks the second year in a row that Mayfield has taken home the award. He finished his 2016 regular season having thrown for 3,369 yards (71.2% completions) with a 38/8 TD/INT ratio. Mayfield will be returning for his redshirt senior campaign in 2017, so a third consecutive Burlsworth is not out of the question when all is said and done.
Dec 5 - 4:45 PM

Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Baker Mayfield announced that he's coming back for his final season next year.

The redshirt junior was granted an additional season of eligibility prior to the campaign when the Big 12 voted to allow walk-ons to transfer within the conference without losing a season of eligibility. Mayfield, who finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting last year, threw for 3,669 yards and 38 touchdowns this year.
Source: CBS Sports
Dec 3 - 7:59 PM

Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Baker Mayfield completed 13 of 19 attempts for 288 yards and three touchdowns in the school's 38-20 win over Oklahoma State.

Mayfield should return to Oklahoma, as his style fits the college game much more than the pros. That is not a criticism, as Mayfield can help Oklahoma reach their peak due to his big play ability. He does put stress on his offensive line at times, however, he saves them from poorly blocking at almost an equal rate.
Dec 3 - 5:33 PM

Oklahoma redshirt sophomore RB Joe Mixon rushed for 99 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries in the school's 38-20 win over Oklahoma State.

He added another two catches for 19 yards and a touchdown. Mixon could enter the NFL, which would conjure up plenty of questions from NFL front offices, or he could return to Oklahoma for another year and likely lead the Sooners in carries. His stats included a 79 yard touchdown today.
Dec 3 - 4:46 PM

Oklahoma junior RB Samaje Perine rushed for 239 yards and a touchdown on 37 carries in the school's 38-20 win over Oklahoma State.

Perine could have easily scored another touchdown, but on the final drive he took a knee at the one yard line to run out the clock. Perine's name gets lost in the running back shuffle, however, that could change as many file through the ball carriers leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft. That is if Perine declares for the draft.
Dec 3 - 4:30 PM

Oklahoma senior WR Dede Westbrook suffered a possible concussion in the second quarter against Oklahoma State after catching four passes for 111 yards and a touchdown.

Westbrook was Oklahoma's entire offense in the first half, and Baker Mayfield set him up to fail by throwing him that type of pass over the middle. The hit was clean, and Westbrook's head seemed to bounce off the ground on contact. Perhaps no receiver improved their evaluation more this season than Westbrook. He is headed to the Senior Bowl in January.
Dec 3 - 2:26 PM

An area scout indicated to MMQB that Oklahoma senior WR Dede Westbrook has been receiving excellent coaching with the Sooners.

"They’ve done a great job coaching him. He’s pretty good in all areas now—hands, he’s more confident, he’s catching the ball better," the scout said, "and there’s a little something about him." Westbrook has compiled a 70-1354-15 receiving line through 11 games while averaging a sweet 19.3 yards per reception. "The rise that he's made [from a 46-743-4 2015 season], it's unbelievable," the scout said. He believes Westbrook could be high-climber in this spring's draft.
Source: MMQB
Dec 2 - 6:22 PM

Oklahoma junior CB Michiah Quick has been dismissed from the team.

Sooners HC Bob Stoops only offered that Quick had been dismissed due to a violation of team rules. A converted wideout, Quick has not played since October 8, when he sprained his MCL against Texas. The 6-foot, 170-pound junior appeared in five games this season, but did not record any statistical production during those contests.
Nov 28 - 6:27 PM

Oklahoma redshirt sophomore RB Joe Mixon recently apologized for striking a woman at a Campus Corner restaurant, an incident that occurred in 2014.

Mixon cites advice from his lawyers as to why it took him over two years to apologize for the incident, which led to multiple bone fractures in the woman's face. Mixon sat out the 2014 season due to the incident. The running backs says he was not drunk and has never had a drink in his life. He will certainly be questioned about the event, but we all witnessed Tyreek Hill drafted in the fifth-round, so Mixon's draft projection might not be impacted.
Source: News OK
Nov 23 - 10:06 AM

A judge in Oklahoma City has dismissed two-thirds of the claims in a lawsuit involving Oklahoma redshirt sophomore RB Joe Mixon and a female he punched.

The female filed a lawsuit two years after the incident, missing the one year window which likely led to this decision. There is no doubt Mixon hit the woman, it is on video tape, so his future will still be impacted by the incident. The woman suffered fractured bones in her face. Remember this story during draft season.
Source: News OK
Nov 22 - 8:15 AM

Oklahoma senior WR Dede Westbrook has gone over 100 yards receiving in seven of his past eight games.

During that stretch, he's logged 15 touchdowns, or nearly two per game. Westbrook, a big play maven, is averaging 19.3 yards per catch this season. The fleet receiver was hampered by a gimpy hamstring early this season but has been one of the nation's best wideouts since healing. "Westbrook finds a bunch of ways to contribute -- as a receiver, an occasional rusher and a returner (he has one punt return for a touchdown this season)," ESPN's Todd McShay wrote.
Source: ESPN
Nov 21 - 7:13 PM

Oklahoma senior WR Dede Westbrook caught two passes for 100 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 56-28 win over West Virginia.

Westbrook wasn't catching passes left and right, but no matter. The 6-foot, 176-pound senior still reached the century mark, needing just two grabs to do it. His touchdown came on a little outside pass on which he caught the ball near the line of scrimmage, then wrestled free from a failed tackle, kept his balance in the snow and had enough juice left to accelerate down the right sideline for the score. He did all of that from 75 yards out. Yowza. The 6-foot, 176-pounder is working to a 70-1354-15 receiving line through 11 games. This is impressive in its own right, made all the more so by the fact that Westbrook had just 154 yards receiving through his first three games of the season.
Nov 20 - 12:18 AM


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